IV Pump Buyers Tips W/ Jon Abernathy
There’s a lot to consider when selecting an infusion pump. To help guide the search process, Jon Abernathy speaks on five things to consider when purchasing one of these life-saving devices.
The first reason you’re getting an infusion pump is because a precise dosage is needed at a precise time. You need each infusion to be right on the mark to give the best care possible.
Healthcare providers must deliver these drugs accurately, so look at the technical specifications of the various pumps on the market. The faster you can have these treatments ready to go, the sooner you can take the next steps in the healthcare process.
Also, research how difficult it is to set up and edit the pump’s drug library. These pre-loaded infusions will allow quick and easy access and save time during a rescue or treatment. Accurate doses every time save you time and also helps to protect your patients; that would be the first thing to look for.
Consider the placement of your infusion pump, and the duress it will take on a daily basis. While some infusion pumps will go to clinics, many pumps will go in an ambulance. These service vehicles go out into uncertain environments every day, and these rough circumstances could damage a pump if responders aren’t careful.
Pumps like the Sapphire have proved to take a solid beating and maintain accuracy.
3- Battery Life
There may be times when you don’t have access to AC power when delivering infusions, whether transporting the patient down the hall to another room or bringing a patient to the hospital. Critical transport moments are when you most need a long battery life.
4- Manufacturer Support
Ensuring your device isn’t considered “end of life” is high on the priority list. These devices are an investment, and the last thing you want is to purchase a pump only to have limited-to-no support for your infusion pump with dwindling access to disposables and batteries. Then you’re right back where you started.
5- Readily Accessible Disposals
Tips four and five are closely linked. Just like the importance of manufacturer support to ensure the availability of these disposables, it is equally crucial to ensure your new pump is user-friendly and allows you to use disposables quickly and efficiently.
Lives are on the line, so make sure you choose the best line to suit your job.
If you have any questions about finding the right infusion pump for you, Master Medical Equipment is ready to help! Reach out to us for more information and discover how we can deliver a cost-effective solution to equip you to save a life. Give us a call at 866-468-9558 today.